Finding Major Gift Donors - Profile of the American Millionaire

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 8:43:53 AM

Everyone knows someone who is capable of making a major gift. I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard trustees and volunteers tell me they don’t know anyone capable of a gift of $25,000 or more. Images are conjured up of mansions, exotic sports cars, and lavish lifestyles. “I don’t run in those circles,” they tell me. According to The Millionaire Next Door (Stanley and Danko, 1996)—most millionaires don’t either.

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Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, Capital Campaigns, Fundraising Principles, major gift fundraising, major gift solicitation, Major Gifts

Major Gift Solicitation - Proper Preparation Leads to Gratification

Posted by David G Phillips on Aug 10, 2018 7:15:56 AM

All fundraising professionals, whether internal development officers or outside fundraising counsel, are concerned about getting the biggest gifts for our client organizations. We want a major gift from every potential donor. We want to hit a home run every time we come up to bat! The only way to accomplish this is by working daily to improve our listening and speaking skills and by practicing for each approached.

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Topics: capital campaigns, Capital Campaigns, fundraising, Fundraising Principles, gift, major gift fundraising, major gift planning, major gift solicitation, Major Gifts

Making a Good Solicitation Better

Posted by David G Phillips on Aug 10, 2018 7:07:47 AM

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Topics: asking for money, capital campaign, capital campaign fundraising, capital campaigns, Capital Campaigns, CDS, Custom Development Solutions, donor, donor prospects, donor relationships, donor stewardship, fundraising, Fundraising Principles, fundraising success, fundraising tips, gift, leadership gifts, major gift fundraising, major gift solicitation, Major Gifts

The Ask -- There is a Way to Ask, and then there is a RIGHT WAY to Ask

Posted by admin on Aug 9, 2018 4:22:57 PM

the ask

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Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, Capital Campaigns, Fundraising Principles, fundraising tips, major gift solicitation, Major Gifts

Major Gift Solicitation in a Capital Campaign Setting

Posted by admin on Aug 9, 2018 9:57:04 AM

The fundamental element of capital campaign fundraising is major gift solicitation. Yet many people, particularly volunteers, cringe at the very thought of asking for very large gifts. The key to effective major gift solicitation is preparation, preparation, and preparation.

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Topics: capital campaign, Capital Campaigns, Communications and Networking, Fundraising Principles, fundraising strategy, gift, gift solicitation, major gift fundraising, Major Gift Solication, major gift solicitation, Major Gifts, solicitation

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